Don't Nix It — Fix It!

Meet the Makers

Although it may seem easier to tuck away that dirty, old coffee table in your basement, or put your dusty, hardly ever used rocking chair in your next garage sale, giving up these artifacts isn’t always easy. For furniture lovers, it is constantly on the to-do list to spruce up these old items and reclaim their splendor. Don’t nix it — fix it!

At The Green Painter’s Finishing School, you will learn from New Living and Green Painter artisans the how-to’s of reclaiming, refurbishing, and creating – well – new living for old keep-sakes. At each Finishing School class, customers have the opportunity to learn from certified Green Painters and beyond-doubt talented artists. Meet the makers: Peek Lee, Heath Brodie and Evan Vincent.

A native Texan, Peek Lee spent her years prior to joining our team gaining first-hand experience with paint. When it comes to environmentally friendly and non-toxic products, Peek knows her paints. Now, as an established Green Painter, Peek is an ideal teacher to those at who are eager to learn from a paint connoisseur.

For more than ten years, Heath Brodie has worked as a sculpture, visual artist and painter. Born in the South Island of New Zealand, he was eventually drawn to the Green Painter by his love for natural materials and woodworking. Heath is an untrained classical artist and muralist. Keep an eye out for Heath’s murals at Finishing School and around town.

Evan Vincent recently arrived in Houston after spending several years in New Mexico transcending the art of building with natural materials and faux finishing alongside major pioneers in sustainable design. As an American Clay installer, Evan specializes in the application of all-natural, non-toxic and environmentally-friendly clay finishing that serves as an ideal alternative to paint, wallpaper and other plasters. In addition to American Clay, woodworking, and carpentry, Evan is a certified Green Painter. Aside from Finishing School, Evan also holds a class at the Green Painter dedicated to teaching interested customers how to create American clay artwork with authentic “hands in the mud” experience.

 

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2 thoughts on “Don't Nix It — Fix It!

    • Hi Nick,

      The classes are every other Wednesday and Saturday. Please see the latest blog article for a more precise schedule http://www.newliving.net/green-painters/grandmas-finishing-school/

      As a B corp, we are a different business model than general corporations by pushing for social change, monitoring our affects on the environment and our employees’ needs. We do not normally barter.

      Thank you for your interest! Call the store if you have any other questions.
      Molly

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